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Eukanuba Barkrun Dog Day Out - May 8

Eukanuba's Barkrun to land in Darebin - Melbourne

Dog lovers from around Melbourne are set to enjoy the ultimate Dog Day Out at Darebin’s C T Barling Reserve on Saturday, 8 May 2021 for the city’s first ever Eukanuba™ barkrun.

The clever creation comes from the teams at premium dog-food brand Eukanuba™ and community-led parkrun with an objective to encourage more Melburnians to enjoy the outdoors with their local community and their four-legged friends. The event will be the first of many free, family friendly events run across Melbourne throughout the year.

“We’ve seen the significant health benefits that pets bring to our lives,” said Eukanuba™ Scientific Communications Advisor, Dean Richardson.

“We believe that every dog is born to be active and after the challenging year we’ve all had, we’re thrilled that this partnership with parkrun, a world-leader in community-lead activity and connection, is helping more Australians to get outside and be more active alongside their four- legged best friends.”

Tim Oberg, parkrun Asia Pacific Strategic Director adds, “at parkrun, our vision is to create a healthier and happier planet by empowering local communities to gather together and enjoy the physical and emotional connection that our events bring. 
After a year where most of our events were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, these benefits that parkrun offers are even more important, and our community is incredibly excited to be outdoors and active together once again. 

Every Saturday, more than 200 people join our event in Darebin, and we’re excited to welcome many more new faces and their beloved dogs on 8th of May 2021 for the first ever Eukanuba™ barkrun in Melbourne.”

Whether you have a dog, or you simply love dogs, this event is for you! The course runs alongside Darebin Creek Trail between C T Barling Reserve through to Southern Road and back, making it the perfect 5km walk, run, jog.

With more than 700,000 parkrun members across Australia alone, parkrun is proud to be working with one of Australia’s leading pet food brands, Eukanuba™ to encourage more dog-owners to become active, enjoy the great outdoors and participate in their local community’s parkrun.

Event organisers ask all pet owners to demonstrate responsible pet ownership when bringing their dog to the event, including ensuring dogs are well socialized, on a lead at all times, respect other dogs’ boundaries and clean up after their pet. Eukanuba™’s dog hydration station will be available for all dogs post event.

When: Saturday 8th May 2021, from 8:00am

Where: Darebin’s C T Barling Reserve
Plenty Rd, Reservoir, VIC, 3073

Cost: Free

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About Eukanuba

With 50 years of research and experience, EUKANUBA™ offers a complete food lineup, delivering exceptional customized nutrition by lifestage, breed size as well as health and performance requirements. Every day our mission is to make a positive difference in dogs’ lives, so they can have a lifetime of adventure with us. EUKANUBA™ is a pet food brand of Royal Canin with 
products available at all specialty pet retailers. For more details, please visit

About parkrun

parkrun is a series of free, volunteer-led 5km and 2km events every Saturday and Sunday morning. Events are free to participate in as walkers, runners, or volunteers. The first parkrun in Australia took place in April 2011 with 115 participants at Main Beach on the Gold Coast, there are now over 400 parkrun events taking place around Australia. For more information and to find your local parkrun, please visit

MEDIA RELEASE, 27th April 2021

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